The Lion King 1 1/2 Reviews
There's a lot to be said about doing an interquel to a classic film - largely that it's a bad idea. And on paper, this sounded like an absolutely terrible idea; doing a buddy comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern take on The Lion King. Sacrilege, almost; I was really expecting a cheap cash-in. While, to some extent it is that, and I had (and still have) my reservations on how this treated the darker elements of the source material (the humor was the biggest issue I had with the first film), why am I surprised by this?
Aside from being better than Simba's Pride, it's because Disney did a postmodern comedy. It's self-referential, meta, and, oddly enough, that makes it hilarious in some parts, without really stepping on the first, even though it lampoons it quite a bit. Recommended simply for the fact that you get to see an entirely different side of the House of Mouse.